UNC Law-CUNY Law School Clinical Faculty Exchange

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In 2014 we initiated a Clinical Faculty Exchange Program with CUNY Law School, which has one of the most highly regarded clinical programs in the U.S. The concept of the exchange program is to focus on clinical pedagogy, including but not limited to, teaching collaboration; clinic design; creating and facilitating rounds sessions; balancing legal representation with policy advocacy; teaching cross-cultural lawyering; encouraging reflection among students; and creating appropriate evaluation criteria.

The program's structure is that a clinical faculty member from each school spends an evening and a full day with the clinical faculty at the other school. The purpose of the exchange is threefold:

  • For the visitor to share teaching and supervision perspectives, techniques, and methodologies with colleagues at the host school;
  • for the visitor to gather information related to her chosen practice area; and
  • for the visitor to share with her home school knowledge gained from the visit through a report and extensive debriefing session.

Last spring, CUNY Law clinical professor, Donna Lee, visited UNC. In November, Prof. Barbara Fedders travelled to CUNY Law to spend the day observing clinical supervision and seminars and brainstorming with CUNY clinical faculty about common issues and challenges in representing low-income clients Prof. Fedders returned to UNC with new insights and perspectives on teaching and practice, informed by some of the foremost thinkers and practitioners of clinical pedagogy.

We look forward to ongoing fruitful collaboration with our CUNY Law colleagues.

Posted by Barbara A. Fedders on Wed. December 16, 2015 3:10 PM
Categories: Clinical Faculty Initiatives
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